MDE20957 - Forge Cottage, Barbrook (Building)


A 17th Century detached house.

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Forge Cottage, Barbrook. 17th Century 2 storey stone cottage.3 casements at 1st floor, south, and rough hewn weather string course. Hewn lintols at ground floor 2 casement windows, and entrance near centre.2 massive end chimneys, that on west side projecting and with drip moulds and shoulders. Wing at north with lean-to roof. Rather steep main roof, now with thin slates. [2] The building is shown on historic mapping. It is not labelled on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map but appears to be shown as a 'smithy' on the 2nd Edition map and the 6 inch (1903) map (though this may actually be a no longer extant building to its north). [2-4] The building was visited in April 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [5] The aunto of Charles Watts, named Jane, started a dame school in one of the rooms at Forge Cottage, before the school was built. The cottage survived the floods but the forge was destroyed. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Lynton (3 Sept 1973) 2.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1903/38. 6 Inch: 1903-38. 1:10560.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <6> Monograph: Ramsay, D.. 2009. Unforgotten Exmoor: Volume 1. Rare Books and Berry. 1. 23.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 858/1/2/50
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 24036
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/96
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 7157 4767 (13m by 11m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Record last edited

Jun 3 2021 10:21AM


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